Have we many to bring in…surely DCU lads to come in? Rushe?
Rian to go wandering if he plays that roaming corner forward, leaving a midfielder free, although not sure he should…originally picked them team without Donal Burke and had Rian McBride wing forward but think he should be stuck with… could potential to move the front 6 around…
Not often I would agree with a full 15 picked by anyone else, but that one is hard to argue with based on who we think is available. The one possible exception is I am not sure about Burke (in the long term I am, but maybe not yet), so if I was to change anything on that team it would be McMorrow into the half forward line for him.
Hedgo appears to be out, otherwise I would consider him instead of Winters. But Winters tried gamely the last day.
Is Currie from Na Fianna very young? On last years U21 team, apart from McBride, he was the only one that put it up to Kilkenny on the night.
Did the 2016 U21 team collectively run over someones dog? For what was probably our most successful u21 team ever, remarkabably few of them seem to be getting a chance, whereas lads who were minors at the time are getting on.
Our injury list, or recovering from injuries, I think is something like this (based mainly on what lads here have said) - is this not extreme? Kelly, Hedgo, Rushe, O Sullivan, Boland (Cian), McBride, Conroy and more I can’t think of off the top of my head.
I would worry about it, except, gilroy specifically said he wanted lads to get over any little strains/knocks that they might be carrying. He wants them fully fit rather than having lads patched up from match to match.
Some on the list are playing for their colleges, who obviously need them now, so I suspect if we had championship next up, gilroy would be more inclined to select some of those.
I agree with Gilroy not rushing them back. But I wonder is the amount of injuries down to poor care by the previous management. There seemed to be a suggestion that under Cunningham if you were injured you were very much out of the camp and not involved.
I actually didn’t think he did hit them all, I thought Connelly took some, and some of the backs. But I am open to contradiction on that. I did say to someone on Saturday night that it is amazing how many side line pucks end up with the spare man from the other team right enough, but that is true in all games.
I agree that it shouldn’t be one man hitting them, unless he is superb at it.
It was ‘alluded to’ in interviews by former players, specifically in relation to Kelly I remember. I wouldn’t necessarily agree that most of the story line surrounding the former management hasn’t been backed up - I think the main crux of it has been. But I only bring up the former management because of the possible effects it is having on us now. But other then that, I totally agree it is time to leave them behind and onwards and upwards!
Now we are getting there… that team should win handily…
You can’t read a lot into team selections at the moment, there appears to be under priorities at play. But Winters didn’t do himself a load of favours the last day. Mind you, I didn’t think Burke did either and he gets a start.